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Podcast 257 – Multiplication Explorers with Moebius Noodles

Can multiplication be more about smart play, rich mathematical thinking and usefulness everywhere in life?

Moebius Noodles

What if you could get a glimpse into Educational Design thinking through a short three-week online program that you went through together with a small number of other PERMIE KID families? In addition to mentorship from me, you’ll have the support of a collaborative community of other moms and dads just like you, who are ready to empower the educator within.

Now is our chance! Moebius Noodles is organizing an online Multiplication Explorers course to help people effectively integrate mathematics into educational design naturally, thoughtfully. However, instead of just taking this course on your own (as you are welcome to do), we will be putting together a team of up to five families who will be part of collaborative group to help one another as we learn from and with the Moebius Noodles community. This course is intended for parents or educators who have children between 3-15 years old. Yes, this course will help you learn how to differentiate experiential mathematical learning from toddler to teenager!

Why Multiplication Explorers? Multiplication, when understood conceptually as well as practically is universal, experienced daily throughout our (and our children’s) lives, and abounds in the natural world. Multiplication Explorers helps parent-educators design a holistic approach to learning multiplication. Memorization based on smart number patterns is a part of it. The course also includes bridges between multiplication and natural world, as well as links to many virtual and imaginary worlds in books, music, technology, art, and games. Go beyond the familiar representations of multiplication such as skip counting and repeated addition, to explore many more meaningful, beautiful, and fun models.

I look forward to this collaborative opportunity!

In this show I cover:

• Multiplication Explorers Course
• Focus, value, and opportunity for collaborative networking without and beyond our community
• Steps to join the course and our PERMIE KIDs team

Resources and References

Learn more about the Multiplication Explorers course
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Edge Alliance Opportunities

Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 pm (EST): I’ll log in as my kids in the K-12 Online Educational Program and show you how it works. I’ll also give you a sneak peek behind the scenes to show you how I customized the learning differently for each of my children. Learn how to integrate hands-on, minds-on experiential education with online learning resources effectively. In this sneak peek you will see how this program can be set up for different learners and tailored to your child’s interests.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 pm (EST): Human history is rich with accounts of rituals and rites of passage. Times of transition – including birth, coming-of-age, marriage and death – provoke heightened individual and community emotions and instability. So, humans have traditionally created and used rituals to acknowledge and celebrate these times of change – to help us grow as individuals and to strengthen the bonds of community. In this context, coming-of-age rites of passage were our first youth and community development strategies. What is the potential role of rites of passage for children and youth? In particular, what might rites of passage entail for our young children and how can we individually and collectively start to design such rites of passage into our children’s learning and life?

Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 pm (EST): The experiential, child-led philosophy of education is growing among alternative and traditional educational circles. However, many are hesitant to pursue this because they lack confidence in their ability to assist children along such a path and fear children will not adequately develop cognitively or socially. They recognize the theoretical value of experiential learning or unschooling, but the scarcity of concrete tools and techniques leaves many without the confidence to do so. Our discussion will focuses on techniques to capture and use questions, identify and connect individual passions to propel learning, establish a shared positive framework of expectations, and build confidence to design an education with our children.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 pm (EST): One person, of any age, who has a passion for anything can make a difference in the lives of many. This idea is as valid for our children as much as it is for ourselves. Let’s talk about your and your children’s passions and how to not only learn, but move through the 10 levels of development and become an educational model and mentor. We will explore how passion-driven projects can blossom into educational opportunities for others and even, sometimes, entrepreneurial and management experiences for the learner. Finally, what might a project look like that starts with an individually beneficial yield and grows to better care for others in your family or even your community.

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